Collegio Carlo Alberto

Introduction

The Collegio Carlo Alberto is a foundation created in 2004 at the joint initiative of the Compagnia di San Paolo and the University of Torino. Its mission is to foster research and education in the social sciences, in accordance with the values and practices of the international academic community. English is the official operating language of the Collegio.

As the Collegio's mission makes clear, we deem research and education as equally important, since at a high level they cannot exist without each other. The Collegio undertakes both with a distinctly outward perspective, adhering to the standards of the international academic community. Our educational objective is to prepare undergraduate and Master’s students who can either enter the professional world with recognized and prized skills and adapt quickly to an ever-changing economic environment, or pursue a career in research in the world’s best PhD programs. Our research objective is to contribute to policy design for the economy and for other areas of public policy with research at a level comparable to the world’s top departments and research centers.

Our emphasis on excellence in research motivated the institution of the Carlo Alberto Medal, a recognition awarded to an Italian economist under the age of 40 (resident in Italy or abroad) for outstanding research contributions to the field of Economics (broadly defined).

At the undergraduate level, we organize the "Allievi" Honors Program, open to students of the University and the Politecnico of Torino, which aims to greatly deepen their knowledge and understanding of Economics and its investigative tools. At the graduate level, we organize four Master’s degree programs: in Economics, in Data Science for Complex Economic Systems, in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management and the program in Public Policy and Social Change (the latter two in collaboration with the University of Torino). The Collegio also hosts and supports two Doctoral Programs of the University of Torino.

Some events, particularly the Collegio Aperto lectures, are addressed to the general public. Other, like our Distinguished Scientific Lectures, are addressed to a broad audience of social scientists, students and practitioners. Finally, our seminars and conferences are geared toward an audience of academics and students in specific disciplines. Since 2006 the Collegio has hosted hundreds of prominent speakers, including Nobel laureates, leaders of financial institutions, authors and entrepreneurs.

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  • English

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Master in Data Science for Complex Economic Systems

Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 Italy Turin

The Master in Data Science for Complex Economic Systems is a one year full-time postgraduate program (II level Master Degree) taught in English and welcomes students from different disciplines (e.g. economics, physics, computer science and political science)... [+]

The Master in Data Science for Complex Economic Systems is a one year full-time postgraduate program (II level Master Degree) taught in English and welcomes students from different disciplines (e.g. economics, physics, computer science and political science). The Master provides theoretical and methodological tools to understand and analyse complex systems which typically exhibit nonlinear behaviour resulting from the interaction of heterogeneous agents, hierarchy and continuous innovation. These properties require exploring new visions and expanding education beyond the frontier of traditional economic studies. In addition to the standard toolkit of economics and econometrics, the program takes a path-breaking perspective on advanced analytics, including big data, machine-learning network analysis, and agent-based simulation. The Master applies this pioneering approach to modelling, management, forecasting and policymaking in innovation, urban and consumption systems. The teaching method combines a thorough theoretical training with hands-on laboratories also in collaboration with top research centres and corporations. Our faculty is recruited from top schools (e.g. Écoles Normale Supérieure de Lyon, GREQUAM), on the international academic job market. The faculty also includes scholars from the University of Turin and the Collegio Carlo Alberto. In addition to their coursework, students interact with the faculty, fellows, and researchers of the University of Turin and of the Collegio. Master’s graduates can apply with full recognition of course credits for admission to the Vilfredo Pareto Doctorate in Economics (curriculum in Complexity) of the University of Turin. Candidates may apply for tuition fee waivers, research assistantships and scholarships. Introductory Courses Introductory Statistics Mathematics For Economics Coding in Python Term 1: Ideas and Instruments Theory: Microeconomics of Complex Economies Complex Networks Modelling Complex System Complexity And Agent-Based Models I Data: Econometrics Econometrics in R Data Mining Machine Learning Term 2: Topics and Applications Theory: Innovation System: entrepreneurship and technology strategy Consumption System: marketing and risk strategy Smart Urban System and the IoT Data: Innovation System Lab: patent and technology analysis Consumption System Lab: advanced analytics in marketing and risk Smart Urban System Lab: the geography of web and social media analytics [-]

Master in Economics

Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 Italy Turin

The Master in Economics aims to endow its students with advanced training in modern economic theory and methods. The courses are taught in English by our faculty recruited from top schools on the international academic job market. In addition to their coursework, master's students interact with the faculty, fellows, and researchers of the Collegio. They have access to the Collegio's facilities and scientific activities... [+]

The Master in Economics aims to endow its students with advanced training in modern economic theory and methods. The courses are taught in English by our faculty recruited from top schools on the international academic job market. In addition to their coursework, master's students interact with the faculty, fellows, and researchers of the Collegio. They have access to the Collegio's facilities and scientific activities, such as seminars, lectures, and doctoral courses. Upon successfully finishing the program the students will be awarded the Master of Arts degree in Economics from the Collegio Carlo Alberto. Master’s graduates can apply for admission to the Vilfredo Pareto Doctorate in Economics of the University of Turin. We are proud of maintaining an excellent placement record for our graduates, both at the professional and academic level. Introductory Courses Mathematics for Economics Introductory Statistics First Semester Dynamic Macroeconomics Empirical Industrial Organization General Equilibrium Theory Microeconomics Econometric Theory I Optimization for Economics Theory of the Firm Second Semester Econometric Theory II Game Theory Macroeconomics Political Economics Applied Economics Scholarships Tuition fee waivers, research assistantships and scholarships may be awarded to applicants according to the admission ranking. Placement Our Master in Economics graduates follow one of two paths. Some graduates find positions in the financial sector, the industry, government, or international organizations. Recent inital placements include Banca d'Italia, Compagnia di San Paolo, European Central Bank, Federal Reserve Board, Food and Agriculture Organization (UN), ING Belgium, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Prodit Engineering, REF-E, SCS Consulting. Other graduates pursue a Ph.D. program in Economics. Recent Ph.D. placements include Arizona State University, Georgetown University, LSE Social Policy, LUISS Guido Carli University, Università di Bologna, Università di Torino, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Univesity of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Warwick University. [-]

Master in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Italy Turin

The Master in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management aims to provide specialized learning in quantitative finance, and highly valuable professional expertise and skills in a wide array of fields. The program prepares graduates for a fulfilling career and high-level positions in the financial industry, including asset managers, brokerage and trading firms, commercial and investment banks, insurers, hedge funds, consulting... [+]

The Master in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management aims to provide specialized learning in quantitative finance, and highly valuable professional expertise and skills in a wide array of fields. The program prepares graduates for a fulfilling career and high-level positions in the financial industry, including asset managers, brokerage and trading firms, commercial and investment banks, insurers, hedge funds, consulting firms, and financial advisors, risk management departments of major corporations along with official institutions such as central banks, sovereign wealth funds, regulators, governments and international financial organizations. The outstanding academic background provided by the program allows graduate students fast-track access to PhD programs in finance. Scholarships A limited number of tuition fee waivers and scholarships will be awarded to applicants according to the admission ranking. Program Strenghts A Master placed in the Global Top 50 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking by field. A truly international Master’s degree program taught entirely in English in a premier research institution, Collegio Carlo Alberto. The award of a second level Master in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management degree from the University of Torino. A fast-track access to the PhD Programme in Finance at Cass Business School in London. A highly experienced Faculty from Italian and foreign universities, alongside the experience of leading finance and banking professionals. Everyday contact with the scholars and researchers of Collegio Carlo Alberto and access to the many scientific activities and events hosted at the Collegio. Excellent scolarschips and funding opportunities. Career days and the opportunity to establish contacts with major financial institutions, insurers, major companies and research centers. Link to an outstanding network of our Alumni. Foundations Statistical and Programming Tools for Finance Mathematics for Finance Probabilistic and Stochastic Calculus Numerical Methods Common Track Portfolio Choice and Asset Pricing Econometrics Derivatives Fixed Income Market Risk Credit Risk Econometrics for Financial Markets Finance Track Quantitative Asset Allocation Advanced Option Pricing Credit Derivatives Pricing Corporate Finance Insurance and Risk Management Track Risk Management in Insurance Treasury Risk Management Internal Ratings Based Modelling and Stress Testing The Economics of Risk in Insurance Life Insurance Non-Life Insurance Solvency II Optional Systemic Risk Management Portfolio Analysis and Benchmarking It for Financial Institutions Banking Law and Regulation Private Banking Hedge Funds and Alternative Assets Equity Derivatives Hedging Strategies for Segregated Funds Insurance Demand and Supply Longevity Risk: Theory and Markets Solutions for Solvency Ii Operational Risk Management Financial Engineering of Energy and Commodity Markets Big Data Analytics and Data Mining Placement Placement record for previous graduates is excellent and includes a large variety of firms, banks, and organizations in the financial industry such as: ADB SpA, AIB Bank, Allianz Bank, Banca IMI, Banca d’Italia, Bancoposta Fondi sgr, BIM, BIP, BNP Paribas, Banca Aletti, Banco Ambrosiano Veneto, Banca Antonveneta, Banca Centrale Europea, Banca Leonardo, Banca Profilo, Banca di Roma, Banca Sella Banca 121, Capitalia, Citigroup, Cofiri Commerzbank AG, Compagnia di San Paolo, Crédit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, Enel, ERSEL, Eurizon European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Ferrero Spa Finance, Fiat Finance, Fideuram, Finanziaria Internazionale Securitization Group, Fitch Ratings, Fondiaria SAI, IASON, Intesa Sanpaolo, JP Morgan Luxembourg, Jp Morgan di Londra, KPMG, Mediolanum, Macedonia Ministry of Finance, Money Farm, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Nextra Sgr, Pioneer Investments PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prometeia, Royal Bank of Scotland, State Street Bank, Symphonia sgr, TLX SpA, UBI, UBM, UniCredit, VesselsValue.com [-]

Master In Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS)

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Italy Turin

MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a 4-years full-time Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor plus Master's degree in social sciences (including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. MAPS trains highly motivated students in the processes of social change in European societies and... [+]

MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a 4-years full-time Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor plus Master's degree in social sciences (including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. MAPS trains highly motivated students in the processes of social change in European societies and the public policies to meet these challenges at the national, European and global level. MAPS graduates receive an Advanced Master's Degree from the University of Torino. All courses are taught in English. MAPS aims to provide an in-depth understanding of: globalization trends and their consequences for public policy at national and European level; European governance and the politics of European policymaking welfare state challenges and developments in a global perspective; current socioeconomic and demographic change trends; the ongoing tensions between economic and social policies in Europe. MAPS graduates are able to: identify and analyze in a sophisticated way economic, social and demographic change and its consequences for European societies, the interdependencies between different policy areas and the interactions between different levels of governance; assess the outcomes of existing national and European public policies and envisage the regulatory instruments needed to meet ongoing challenges through innovative and evidence-based public policy; select and apply the most appropriate methods, frameworks and tools for social and policy analysis Why MAPS it offers deep understanding of the processes of economic and social change in European societies (including demographic and migration trends) in the context of globalization; it sharpens your capacity to analyze global and EU governance in its interchange with national systems of governance; it makes you focus on comparative and international political economy, looking at the interplay between economic, social and political processes; it provides you with thorough expertise in the institutions, actors, processes and content of policymaking in the European Union; it trains you to strong interdisciplinarity and an empirical approach it involves you in a highly profiled international research community at the Collegio, comprising a dynamic and cosmopolitan research and teaching environment it provides you with personalized tutoring throughout the whole year spent at the Collegio Scholarships A limited number of tuition waivers and scholarships are available. For students who apply for tuition waivers or scholarships application deadline is 15 May 2016. Afterwards, a rolling application will be kept open until 31 August 2016. Core courses Core Courses provide students with the empirical knowledge and interpretative skills necessary to understand and compare European institutions and governance, public and social policies, social changes, global and comparative political economy, and to build connections between democracy, welfare and capitalism. Topics in socioeconomic and demographic change This module analyzes changes within family and gender relations, demographic, migration and labour market trends, with a focus on public policies. Methods for social and policy analysis The Methods module provide students with the toolbox required to carry out policy oriented analysis, evaluation and research. Workshops Workshops address specific issues in contemporary labour markets, inequality and poverty, global and European economic and social policy, the future of welfare states in the global economy, the role of China in the new political economy, the political economy of East Asia. Master's Paper By the end of the academic year, students will be expected to write a final Master’s paper, complying to international scientific standards. Students who are interested in a more applied track, envisaging a career in the world of practice, may opt for doing an internship instead of writing a Master’s paper. This option must be clearly specified when applying to the programme. Seminars (Politics & Society) The programme is complemented by the seminar series in Politics and Society which brings at the Collegio world-class scholars and policymakers. Placement Both the Collegio and the University of Torino have a standing tradition in organizing career days, meetings with former Alumni and interviews to facilitate the direct contact between students and perspective employers. All MAPS students will benefit from such available services. Careers MAPS graduates will master the complexity of European and global social challenges. They may find employment as analysts, project officers or policymakers, in the private and public sector, in applied research, in social research institutions, public administrations, European and international institutions, NGOs. MAPS graduates are fully qualified for starting an academic career in any international academic institution. [-]

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Collegio Carlo Alberto

Address Via Real Collegio, 30
10024 Moncalieri (Torino) Italy
Website http://www.carloalberto.org/
Phone +39 011 670 5000